Senior Coaching Courses

Level 2 Senior Coaching Certificate

This non-residential qualification provides coaches with an opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the principles of effective team play while helping coaches to develop an effective process for coaching with senior players.

The course of learning helps coaches to examine and problem -solve some of the key facets underpinning effective coaching with  senior players through both theoretical and practical workshops. It also entails a competency based practical assessment which examines the application of knowledge and understanding in a practical setting.

Coaches during part 2 of the course are provided with an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained from the workshop to their own coaching, using this phase as preparation for their practical assessment in part 3. This course is a must for those coaches and ex-players who want to learn more about the game they love.

What's on offer:

Module 1: Understanding and Applying Principles of Effective Team Play 1

Module 2: Developing a Coaching Process With Senior Players 1

The course is broken into three parts and completed over the course of a football season:

Part 1:

Three days intensive development practical and theory workshopscovering modules 1,2 and 3.

Part 2:

Post-workshop self development and preparation for practical coaching assessment (approximately two months of practice with your own team in your own coaching environment).

Part 3:

Two-day refresher and practical coaching assessment

Contact your Regional Coach Development Manager for more details
Northern Region: Aaron McFarland (Opens window for sending emailEmail Aaron)
Southern Region: Mike De Bono (Opens window for sending emailEmail Michael)
Central Region: Johan Koutstaal (Opens window for sending emailEmail Johan)

Refer to the online NZF see calendar for dates of available courses

Level 3 Senior Coaching Certificate

This 12 day non-residential course (split into three, four day blocks and completed over a 12 month period), focuses on preparing coaches to effecitvely meet the needs of senior players operating at the competitive/elite end of the coaching spectrum.

During this time coaches will be exposed to a range of content from exploring modern trends in football, to using effective coaching tools to bring tactical ideas alive on the training field. The course of learning encompasses three parts, consisting of three, four day workshops spread over a 12 month period.

Each workshop presents coaches with an exciting exploration into the demands of elite football coaching and preparing candidates for the competency based practical coaching assessment conducted at the conclusion of the course.

This course is specifically targeting coaches working with players in competitive senior coaching environments and is a must for those with a passion for exploring modern trends in football coaching.

What's on offer:

Module 1: Understanding & Applying the Principles of Effective Team Play 2

Module 2: Advanced Strategies & Tactics

Module 3: Developing a System of Play

Module 4: Match Analysis

Module 5: Developing a Coaching Process 2

This course is broken into three parts and completed over a 12 month period.

Part 1:

Introduction and development across modules 1-5

Part 2:

Development across modules 1-5 and practice coaching assessment

Part 3:

Development across modules 1-5 and final coaching assessment

Contact:

Contact your Regional Coach Development Manager for more details
Northern Region: Aaron McFarland (Opens window for sending emailEmail Aaron)
Southern Region: Mike De Bono (Opens window for sending emailEmail Michael)
Central Region: Johan Koutstaal (Opens window for sending emailEmail Johan)

Refer to the online NZF see calendar for dates of available courses